Another day, another mass shooting. Seems like the norm here in this country and we seem to be used to it. A California teen went on a rampage at his old school wounding 13 students and killing 4. Unfortunately we know situations like these all too well. So what are we doing about them?
“Cue The Rant!”
After every mass shooting Bill O’Reilly loves to remind us, “In a free country you can never stop unfortunate things like mass shootings. It’s just impossible. People will find a way one way or another.”
I don’t subscribe to that. It’s nobody’s fault but our own as to why things like this keep happening. Our gun nut culture has created this unfortunate monster. We as American’s love our guns. And I mean we love them a lot. And organizations like the NRA exacerbate the situation by blocking any piece of gun control legislation that makes it way to the Congress or Senate floor no matter how much sense it makes.
Only the GOP can push for regulations for rights like voting but push for almost no regulations for things like gun ownership.
It’s the far right sects of the GOP and organizations like the NRA who strike fear in the hearts of your guns being completely taken by the government. And outlets like Fox News perpetuate the fear.
The “the government wants to take our guns to disarm us and make us weak to conquer us” conspiracy has got to be one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard. If you had a brain you would realize your gun or guns aren’t protecting you from the federal government. They don’t care about your guns. They have entire army’s. They have drones. They have things like nuclear bombs.
There are now more guns than people in the United States. And here’s the most interesting thing about it; gun ownership is actually down in the country. Less and less people and family’s have guns but at the same time there are record sales of guns. So who’s buying them? Those same loons that watch Fox News and are constantly being made to believe their “traditional values” are under assault. The population that owns guns is getting more and more concentrated. Who knows what that will mean for the future of gun control legislation. Will gun regulation efforts be met with less resistance or more now that there are less of us with guns?
That has yet to be seen. All we do know is how the world is without any type of gun control. What would it hurt if we actually try a little?
That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to cue the Sir Charles.